Story of youthful adoration, spanning 20 years, science and urban fantasy, set in a slipstream world, following forth from existentialism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colby David Elliott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001941/bk_acx0_001941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. Wells described the novel as ´´an exercise in youthful blasphemy´´. The Island of Doctor Moreau is a classic of early science fiction and remains one of Wells´ best-known books, and has been adapted to film and other media on many occasions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Neufeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078871/bk_acx0_078871_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since the dawn of civilization, it´s been mankind´s greatest dream: immortality and eternal youth. Dramatic advances in medical science have finally made it possible. But in order to preserve everyone´s youthful state, they must undergo an irreversible operation before passing into adulthood. A special hormone patch maintains each person´s body in the form of a preadolescent 11-year-old. Under the authority of the United Nations, surgeon-general Dr. Richard Ross oversees the universal program that promises a peaceful utopian society. Emotionally and intellectually mature juveniles now rule the world. But not everyone is happy with the new arrangement. A group of rebels from the Garden of Eden church plots to overthrow the new regime and return the world to its natural order. The idyllic setting is quickly overturned. A series of sinister schemes and escalating medical complications sets the world on a course of imminent extinction. Building to an action-packed climax, Dr. Ross and his endocrinologist girlfriend must find and save the one person who carries the genetic link for preserving the human race. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005893/bk_tant_005893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Must we age? A long life in a healthy, vigorous, youthful body has always been one of humanity´s greatest dreams. Recent progress in genetic manipulations and calorie-restricted diets in laboratory animals hold forth the promise that someday science will enable us to exert total control over our own biological aging. Nearly all scientists who study the biology of aging agree that we will someday be able to substantially slow down the aging process, extending our productive, youthful lives. Dr. Aubrey de Grey is perhaps the most bullish of all such researchers. As has been reported in media outlets ranging from 60 Minutes to The New York Times, Dr. de Grey believes that the key biomedical technology required to eliminate aging-derived debilitation and death entirely - technology that would not only slow but periodically reverse age-related physiological decay, leaving us biologically young into an indefinite future - is now within reach. In Ending Aging, Dr. de Grey and his research assistant Michael Rae describe the details of this biotechnology. They explain that the aging of the human body, just like the aging of man-made machines, results from an accumulation of various types of damage. As with man-made machines, this damage can periodically be repaired, leading to indefinite extension of the machine´s fully functional lifetime, just as is routinely done with classic cars. We already know what types of damage accumulate in the human body, and we are moving rapidly toward the comprehensive development of technologies to remove that damage. By demystifying aging and its postponement for the non-specialist listener, de Grey and Rae systematically dismantle the fatalist presumption that aging will forever defeat the efforts of medical science. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057343/bk_acx0_057343_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is an audio enhanced version - with music and sound effects - of a book long hailed as one of the great science fiction classics, H.G. Wells´ The Island of Doctor Moreau. It tells the story of Edward Prendick, a shipwreck survivor who is brought to an uncharted island where he encounters Doctor Moreau, a mad scientist bent on experimenting with human/animal hybrids.Described by Wells himself as ´´an exercise in youthful blasphemy,´´ this story is a disturbing and fascinating look into the moral responsibility of scientific experimentation, the ethics of meddling with the natural world and, ultimately, what it means to be human. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125811/bk_acx0_125811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Kingdom and a Horse was published in the anthology Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues. About this story, author Snorri Kristjansson says, ´´´A Kingdom and a Horse´ is set in the universe of my Valhalla Saga, which is pretty much 10th century Northern Europe because I´m not clever enough to build a world of my own. It contains the story of legendary Viking captain Sigurd and his trusty right-hand man Sven´s youthful escapades in England. If your trade is to be looting and pillaging, you have to learn somewhere...right?´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023361/bk_adbl_023361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sald Harl would like nothing more than to soar on the wings of his noble eagle, but his youthful rides in the sky are cut short by an appointment to guard the prince. Sald watches his dreams of flight fade with his name and independence as he takes over his bodyguard duties. During a perilous journey to the edges of the kingdom a dark secret comes to life. Now the great Prince Shadow is accused of treason, and Sald must orchestrate a desperate plan of escape or he will lose the one thing he has been ordered to defend. His only option of freedom is a dangerous flight that no one has ever survived. Once again Sald hopes to feel the freedom of soaring though the air unshackled from servitude. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005475/bk_adbl_005475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Lara Parker´s Wolf Moon Rising, when a portrait is lost that has maintained Quentin Collins´ youthful appearance for over a century - and has also kept his werewolf curse at bay - Quentin begins to dread the full moon. Meanwhile David, the 16-year-old heir to the Collins fortune, has fallen in love with Jacqueline, a young girl living at the Old House who is the reincarnation of Angelique. David and Jacqueline are swept back in time to the prohibition era of the ´20s, where David uncovers the dark secrets of the Collins family history. Most threatening of all, Dr. Nathanial Blair, an expert in the paranormal, has come to Collinwood because he suspects they are harboring a vampire. Fortunately, Barnabas Collins has returned to his coffin after a disastrous flirtation with life as a human. Nevertheless, what Blair discovers places the entire Collins family in jeopardy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lara Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022902/bk_adbl_022902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.